Agricultural Sciences

Western Ranch & Cow Horse - Courses

CAMPUS:Vermilion Campus
Required Courses CREDITS
CR 119 Agronomy, Range and Forage 3
This course covers a less scientific approach and a more hands on approach to pasture management. The course looks into the plant make up that is crucial for understanding the proper uses for feed species of grasses found on ranges of western Canada. The affects put on the species by things such as soil and weather are also covered as well as proper health and maintaining of grazing and feed source lands.
RF 101 Foundation Training 3
Responsible for care and training of three or four-year-old colt using Western riding techniques. Training techniques include halter breaking, gentling, saddling and riding using snaffle bits. Develop skills in colt training while developing the colt into a performance horse. Co-requisite: RF 112.
RF 103 Intermediate Training 3
Confidence in training skills is gained through continued instruction and training of a started colt. Skills are developed in teaching a colt to take proper leads, to neck rein, and prepare him to perform flying lead changes, sliding stops, backing, pivots, rollbacks, and turnarounds. Students are responsible for the care and stable management practices related to the horses. This allows students to practice their skills under realistic conditions which meet industry standards. Prerequisite: RF101.
RF 105 Introductory Cattle Handling 3
Gain confidence in training through instruction in trail, cutting and roping on horseback. Develop skills toward becoming stockmen and horsemen in a safe environment. Prerequisite: RF 103. Co-requisite: RF 122.
RF 107 Advanced Cattle Training 3
Confidence in training is gained through instruction in developing stockmanship skills, working cow-horse events, and developing roping skills. Time is spent working in real life situations such as calving cows and working in actual feedlots or bull test stations. This course allows students to practice what they have learned. Students are responsible for the care and stable management practices related to their horses.
RF 111 Cattle Diseases and Treatment 3
This course provides a working knowledge of the common diseases of beef cattle which might be encountered in a feedlot or ranch/community pasture environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding infectious diseases and their cause, treatment and prevention. Pharmacology of common drugs used in the cattle industry are covered in detail including proper handling and administration. Safety issues and withdrawal times are stressed. Labs are designed to reinforce the lecture material and to develop skills in various treatment techniques and their documentation via computer record keeping systems.
RF 113 Feeds and Feeding 3
Key species in this course are bovine and equine. Focus on application of feeds and feeding through understanding of nutrients, functions and requirements. Introduced to digestion, nutrient balance, basic ration formulation and appraisal of sound feeding programs.
RF 115 Equine Husbandry 3
Cover many aspects of equine health and management, including some functional anatomy, infectious diseases of the horse, lameness, parasite control, and vaccine protocols. Description of some equine genetic diseases, inheritance of some traits and equine behaviour. Equine business contracts and AQHA forms covered, and evolution and customs in western horse training. Farrier portion will tie lower leg anatomy and farrier skills to prepare for hoof care on their own horses.
RF 123 Equine Marketing 3
Learn basic principles of marketing and ethics. Develop skills assessing and targeting markets, as well as preparation and presentation of sale horses. Learn to manage a high profile sale and/or competition.
RF 140 Beef Production 3
Designed to provide working knowledge of the beef industry in Canada. Topics focus on beef cow/calf and feedlot operations. Discussions involve cattle types, animal handling facilities, feeding management, seasonal activities, genetics and breeding programs, economics and marketing. Emphasis on knowledge for employment and enterprise management decision-making. Skills in team work developed as students assist in calving college cow herd.
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience